Vitamin Supplement




Triptophan is a neurotransmitter responsible of multiple chemical reactions in the brain.  


5-hydroxy triptophan is a precursor for serotonin and melatonin. 


These two hormones regulates our moods and sleep schedules. 


By enhancing serotonin and melatonin synthesis, it regulates and stimulates our mood. 


Triptophan in foods: 

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You can get it in these foods: red meats, beef, pork, Swiss cheese, peanuts, lamb ,poultry (chicken and turkey) and seafood (tuna, halibut ,salmon and shrimp), as well as cottage cheese, cashews and avocados. 


Its dosage: 


  •   Dosage Range: 25-300mg daily. 


  •  Most Common Dosage: 100mg daily. 


  •  Dosage Forms: Capsules and tablets. 


What do we recommend? 


  •  Doctor's Trust 5-HTP, 120 capsule, 50 mg. 


  •  Doctor's Best's L triptophan Powder 100gm from HouseOfNutrition. 


Doctor's Best's L-Triptophan Powder 100gm 


Its functions: 


  •  5-hydroxy triptophan reduces significantly the symptoms of anxiety. 


  •  This medicine helped patients with depression linked to reduced serotonin levels with fewer side effects than usual antidepressants. 


  •  It is a solution to sleep disorder sufferers to help them get some rest. 


  •  Patients with headaches, migraines and fibromyalgia noticed great benefits from using this supplement. 


  •  At least, it seems that it may help treat obesity. 


Its side effects: 


People who use it may experiment occasional side effects like: nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. If you have these side effects, take a lower dose then gradually increase the dosage. 




There are no proof in the medical literature that it may cause any adverse effects to fetal development during pregnancy or to infants who are breast-fed. 


NB: this medicine should not be used in children unless recommended by your physician.